Display Informix Configuration Parameters with “onstat”

Informix configuration settings are stored in $INFORMIXDIR/etc/$ONCONFIG. When checking to see an individual setting, an alternative to viewing the entire file is to run “onstat -c”. This shows the contents of the onconfig file. Using this onstat with grep allows you to easily and quickly see the value of a onconfig setting. For example, to […]

Informix 14.10 Command Line Utilities Quick Reference Guide

I have updated our series of Informix Command Line Utilities Quick Reference Guides. Folks, you can download the Informix 14 Quick Reference Guide here. The Quick Reference Guide includes the following Informix commands: Oncheck Oninit Onmode Onparams Onspaces Onstat Ontape In 1995, after years of trying to find a manual to check the command line […]

Exploring the Informix OnLine Utilities

This post is the original article I wrote on Exploring the Infomrix Utilities that has been reprinted in many other places.   INFORMIX-OnLine DSA comes with a set of powerful command line utilities that enable you to monitor, tune, and configure your database server. This chapter will focus on eight of these utilities, and present […]

Informix Tech Notes article on Exploring the ONSTAT Utility

First published in the Informix Tech Notes Magazine in 1999 Provided with Informix Dynamic Server is a set of powerful command- line utilities that enable the monitoring, tuning, and configuring of the database server. This article focuses on one of these utilities, ONSTAT, and presents ways to use this utility for server performance optimization. ONSTAT […]

A Web/CGI Interface to the ONSTAT Utility

First published in the Washington Area Informix User Group Newsletter Volume 7, No. 2 – April 1997   This is one of the scripts I presented at the WAIUG Training Day. The purpose is to provide a web interface to the INFORMIX-OnLine ONSTAT Utility. There are two parts to this interface: the first is a […]